Monday Music: Fiction Family

 Photo: Andy Barron

Photo: Andy Barron

Hey there! Happy Monday to you.

Have you heard of Fiction Family?

If not, it's high time you did. I am here to help.

Fiction Family is the brainchild of Jon Foreman and Sean Watkins, both of whose music you have almost certainly heard before. Jon Foreman is the frontman of the band Switchfoot and Sean Watkins was a member of the band Nickel Creek.

See?

Told ya.

In 2005, the two began writing and recording songs together in between touring with their respective bands. In 2009, they released Fiction Family's self-titled debut which met with widespread critical acclaim and popular success. If you haven't heard the song 'When She's Near', I suggest you visit the iTunes store right now and get yourself a little Monday treat. 

Also, Fiction Family is giving away a free 6-song sampler on Noisetrade right now, which includes a couple of tracks you can't get anywhere else. Go get that too.

Last but certainly not least, Fiction Family's second full-length album comes out next Tuesday (1/29) AND they will be in Denver next Saturday (2/2) at the Gothic Theater. If you don't have tickets, you should get some. Okay? Do it now. Go.